Excellent artistic rendition! A fine work of art ... such lovely detail. You seem to understand that Cleo was a Mediterranean Hellenistic Greek ruler, not an "Egyptian" in the ethnic sense. Nearly all contemporary depictions of her depicts her as wearing a 'chignon' type hair style with a 'bun' in the back, however.
Cleo belongs to the ages. An artist can take "artistic" license to depict her any way they want as far as I'm concerned. I am part northern Greek myself, so I like to play up Cleo's Macedonian heritage; but an artist is free to portray her any way he or she likes.
woooow, I.... I just can't can't believe how BEAUTIFUL this painting is. You have captured her astounding beauty and I love you for that. I don't even know how I found it, but I'm so glad I did. I could stare at this for hours XD jk, but really, I woulddn't have guess this was fake, it looks so real!
Tzipora-IleiaFeatured By OwnerDec 23, 2012Hobbyist Photographer
Intriguing artwork, my only question is, in all the historical text on cleopatra, what was the prompt for the mole on her left cheek? Ancient Egyptians would have striven to hide a blemish of that form. Otherwise the picture is excellent, and i like it. Good job.